A group of 8 youth and 6 adults from our church recently got back from a week-long mission trip in Costa Rica. Yesterday during the church service they gave a report on their trip, with stories and pictures of the many ways they served the people there. They also invited the congregation to sing a song that was familiar to us -- The Power of Your Love -- but in Spanish. The first full day they spent in Costa Rica was a Sunday, and during the church service they went to in the morning, they sang this song.
I know very few songs in Spanish -- just a few things like the ABC's that we learned in Spanish class in high school, and one really catchy song we did at VBS a few years ago when the theme was Fiesta. But I did take 2 years of Spanish in school, so I know how the letters sound and things like that. When the mission team asked us as a praise band to play and possibly sing this song with them, I looked forward to it. The toughest part was figuring out which beats the different syllables came on. :)
The song went well on Sunday, considering we asked the congregation to sing it with us impromptu. And I personally really enjoyed singing it. It's been stuck in my head the last few days, and unfortunately I don't remember all of the Spanish words without looking... so I've got quite the Span-glish earworm going on...
Do you know/like any songs in another language?
Musical Mondays -- Pick a song, post the song, tell why you love the song -- idea from cheap wine and cookies
I keep singing the chorus over and over in my head as well. Gets stuck in there doesn't it? The only other songs I know in other languages are Happy Birthday in Spanish, and a few childrens songs in Dutch - though incomplete. I used to know those better. I should really relearn them so I can sing them to/with our future children.
There is one song in Danish that I really like...until you realise what they lyrics actually are in English! hahaha Of course, I just listen to it in Danish and I am oblivious to its dubious meaning. :)
Love this post and that you were able to share with your whole church...
We had a foreign exchange student from Japan live with us when I was 12 and I still remember a couple of songs that she taught me... :)
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